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How do I get my 11 month old to stop eating paper?

I'm really out of ideas. I've bought teether toys and teether biscuits but all she wants to chew on is paper. I'm constantly snatching paper out of her month and hands! I don't know where or how she finds it either because I'm diligent about getting such things out of her reach. She actually goes looking for it!

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Asked by photojoy at 2:56 PM on May. 13, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My LO is a paper eater too. It's non toxic, so I just let her have at it.

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 2:57 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • Don't drive yourself crazy. This stage will pass.

    Answer by mompam at 2:58 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • I swear they have hidden stashes of all the stuff they're not suppose to have lol sneaky little boogers :)

    Answer by socalikim at 3:00 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • it WILL pass.... keep up with the paper hunting until it does. try crawling... check under couch, etc. also follow her around secretly and see where she goes

    Answer by hibbingmom at 3:03 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • If u find a relief for paper eating let me know. My lo likes it all. Tissue, notebook paper, wrappers, you name it!!

    Answer by Proverbs_31 at 5:50 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • If you find out let me know. :)

    Answer by liss05 at 6:21 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • I wonder if there is something in paper that her system could be lacking.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:32 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • Take the paper away or make sure its not in his reach

    Answer by SparkleAndCandy at 10:37 PM on May. 14, 2011

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